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USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

by Jed Kim Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
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U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

by Kimberly Adams Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could…

U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

by Kimberly Adams Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could…

Forever Stamp hoarders: your investment just got a little more valuable

by Janet Nguyen Oct 11, 2018
The price of these stamps will increase from 50 cents to 55 cents.
"Forever" first-class stamps.
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The post office may be losing money, but Amazon is not to blame

by Reema Khrais and Sabri Ben-Achour Apr 2, 2018
Packages from the e-commerce world have helped USPS see double-digit increases in revenue.
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How the post office created America

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 27, 2016
A new book explains.
The postal service was around even before the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
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Why we should bring back the Postal Banking system

by Paddy Hirsch Aug 18, 2014
Almost every other country has a postal banking system that serves low-income customers. Why don't we?
A man walks by a sign in the lobby of a post office in San Francisco, California.
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Should the post office sell personal loans?

by Kate Davidson Feb 11, 2014
Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income

Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

by Kate Davidson Sep 2, 2013
Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.

Tracking USPS' slow burn: Group mail delivery?

by Kate Davidson Jul 16, 2013
The greeting card industry has devised a plan to rescue the U.S. Postal Service. Key to the plan is something called "cluster boxes."